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    Re: Kelds
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2006 Jul 25, 23:41 -0500
    Any relation to John C?

    Victor Garand wrote:
    1697 in northern dialect, but frequent in place names, from O.N. kelda "a
    well, fountain, spring," also "a deep, still, smooth part of a river."
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Lu Abel" <lunav@abelhome.net>
    To: <NavList@fer3.com>
    Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 5:09 PM
    Subject: [NavList 924] Kelds
    George Huxtable wrote:
    The English Channel tidal currents can be strong, especially off
    headlands. One headland in particular, near my home port, St Alban's
    Head, has un underwater ridge running out from the point, athwart the
    tide. No hazard in itself, but it does powerful things to the tide.
    The bottom-current is deflected upwards to join the surface current in
    a series of whirlpools and kelds.
    George, what's a "keld?"  I've consulted several dictionaries published
    on this side of the Pond, and none has the word (although one on-line
    dictionary did promise that if I subscribed to their super-edition it
    might be in there...).
    Lu Abel

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